Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia - a quality wildlife park in the heart of Kuranda Village.
Situated next to the Kuranda markets, The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies that are hand reared on the premises.
All are local rainforest species, including an iconic Kuranda butterfly, the electric blue Ulysses Butterfly, and the majestic fluoro green and yellow Cairns Birdwing.
The aviary, set in the midst of Kuranda rainforest, was opened in 1987 and has been visited by over a million people since. Guided tours through the aviary and laboratory are conducted throughout the day, detailing a butterfly's life cycle and behaviour.
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is included in several Kuranda tours with other Kuranda attractions, such as the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, and other Kuranda zoos such as Rainforestation Nature Park.
Icon of Tropical North Queensland: The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfalls within the world heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park.
Constructed between 1882 and 1891 it is considered an engineering feat of tremendous magnitude. Rising from sea level to 328m, this famous railway takes approximately 2 hours to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest, home to unique Australian attractions and markets.
Freshwater Station is located 15 minutes outside of Cairns. It has a gift shop & Railway Museum. Breakfast is served daily in the open air restaurant or a choice to dine in an original railway carriage.
The journey includes an English audio visual commentary in every carriage and all passengers receive a corresponding souvenir trip guide available in 10 different languages.
Premium Class Travel: KSR Gold Class designed for the discerning traveler offers a more luxurious, personalised touring experience. It offers exclusive vintage green carriages with individual club-style seating, dedicated hostess and light refreshments including Australian sparkling wine, wine & beer. Guests receive a KSR Gold Class souvenir gift.
Gold Class Fares are only available on 0950 ex Freshwater & 3.30pm from Kuranda
Tandem Cairns in the Tropical North is a spectacular location for a Tandem Skydive and your extreme adventure. Land on your own exclusive beach, the closet beach landing to Cairns. Free return transfers daily.
Housed in a landmark heritage building the Cairns Regional Gallery is the region's premier destination for exhibitions featuring historical and contemporary art by leading regional, national and international artists. The Gallery also presents exhibitions highlighting key works and themes from the permanent collection that focus on the unique cultural heritage of Far North Queensland.
Throughout the year the Gallery presents a range of creative learning programs for audiences of diverse ages and backgrounds including art classes, talks and events that relate to exhibitions and the permanent collection.
To compliment your trip to the Gallery relax at Perrotta's, the Gallery's street front café and enjoy browsing through the Gallery Shop – a great destination for purchasing unique art, craft, and design objects .
The Gallery Shop is a unique retail experience that focuses on products from Far North Queensland, the wider region, state and nationwide artists and designers.
A boutique showcasing Australian creativity and quality. The Gallery shop features an exclusive range of exquisite products including original prints, books, toys, jewellery, home wares, giftware and cards as well as exclusive items to reflect the gallery program and compliment your visit to the Cairns Regional Gallery.
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On arrival, our team will help prepare you for the bungy jump of your life!
We will weigh you, get you to sign a waiver form and issue a ticket. You will then walk up the 45 metre tower which usually takes 3-4 minutes. At the top, our jump master awaits. They will collect your ticket before putting on a body harness, tie your feet and attach the proper bungy cord for your weight.
From the top of the tower views of the ocean can be
seen and below just a man made pond for the ultimate water touch or splash down. Once at the top of the tower, you will be given the option to decide whether you would like to touch the water below. Then there is a quick countdown - 5,4,3,2,1 ... woohoo!
The Sugarworld Waterslides are situated only minutes from Cairns in the suburb of Edmonton, and are a wonderful venue for a family visit.
We have four giant waterslides for Adults and Children, a wading pool for Toddlers and a huge FUN POOL!
Enjoy a drink or sample our large range of great food at our licensed kiosk, or perhaps cook up your own feast on our Barbeques.
The waterslide complex is surrounded by a lush parkland set on 17 acres, explore the large range of Tropical Fruit trees or have a close encounter with one of the many Peacocks that call Sugarworld home.
Bring togs, a towel, a hat and a smile and enjoy it all!
CAIRNS WILDLIFE DOME is a spectacular all-weather wildlife immersion exhibit - and open and interactive environment for humans and animals to mingle in a spacious natural setting - enclosed by a 20 metre high glass dome on top of the iconic Reef Hotel Casino. Immerse yourself in a rainforest environment whilst parrots, cockatoos and other birds native to the Wet Tropics region fly freely around you. Interact with other animals such as turtles, pythons, freshwater crocodiles, lizards and gliders. In the late afternoon, observe the feeding habits of curlews, bettongs, frogmouths and kookaburras.
The Dome is home to The Cairns ZOOm, the world’s first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife immersion exhibit, consisting of over 50 elements of crossings and ziplines – including one which takes participants directly over the top of Goliath, our 4 metre saltwater crocodile!
Interact with and be educated about our native fauna at different heights within the Dome during an exhilarating experience, then walk along internal and external walkways with a unique birds-eye view of the internal layout of the Dome, as well as a spectacular view of the city and surrounding land and seascapes.
When boarding the overnight scuba diving boat, expect to notice the friendly environment that the expert crew sets as you depart Cairns sailing to your first diving location. once there, you will have plenty of time to take in all of the beautiful corals and marine life in the secluded Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel location. Upon arrival to the boats other diving locations, you will notice that the reef and corals keep getting better and better and the marine life more abundant. While this sailing vessel is not exclusively a dive boat, you will notice that divers are very well catered to with all new dive equipment, and the reef locations are very well suited for those really keen scuba divers.
Silverswift is ready to whisk you away to experience stunning coral formations and marine life at the outer Great Barrier Reef. We're ready to whisk you away for a day of adventure, Silverswift is a luxury 29m catamaran designed with everything you need to experience an underwater world of colourful marine life in safety and comfort.
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Visit 3 sites at the Outer Barrier Reef and spend a leisurely 5 hours at play. Certified divers can enjoy up to 3 dives, with introductory divers able to do a second dive.
Adventure snorkellers can explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures.
Locations vary with the conditions however each site is chosen for visual impact, ecological diversity and the challenge of discovery (Milln, Pellowe, Flynn & Thetford reefs).
Onboard, your crew will encourage you to relax and enjoy the comfort of Silverswift with its full bar facilities, fresh water showers, airconditioning and a delicious lunch for hungry adventurers.There's morning and afternoon tea as well and the spacious deck areas are just ideal for sharing a cold drink and tales of your adventure.
Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, dive and swim in the warm island waters, view the spectacular reef from the coral viewing tours, explorer Green Island National Park or just relax on the sandy beach.
Green Island coral cay is readily identified from the air by its emerald rainforest surrounded by white sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs.
From its home base in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, award winning and environmentally conscious Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises operates full day and half day cruises.
Passengers can take part in the many activities available or simply relax on the beach. Select from a range of activities including, Snorkelling, Semi-Submarine coral viewing tours, Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing tours, Seawalker Helmet Diving, Introductory and Certified Scuba Diving, Parasailing. Our friendly crew will help you organise your activities to make the most of your visit to Green Island.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.
Located just off the Tropical North Queensland coast of Cairns, Australia, the reef is an awe-inspiring underwater spectacle of brilliantly coloured corals and more than 10,000 diverse and unique marine species.
At Sunlover Reef Cruises, we have had the pleasure of introducing hundreds of thousands of visitors to the magic of the Great Barrier Reef through our express daily luxury cruises from Cairns.
We love the reef and we love showing it off. We would love to show you too.
Paronella Park is a big property with plenty to do and a lot to see. We recommend a minimum of 2 hours to visit the Park.
Day Experiences - During the day, tours depart every half hour. A botanical guide book is supplied along with fish food for the fish, turtles and eels. Following the 45 minutes guided tour, you are free to relax and wander at your own leisure
Night Experiences - Why not discover Paronella Park at night? The "Darkness Falls Tour" departs each evening and allows for some fantastic photo opportunities. There is also an option to stay the night in our caravan and camping grounds.
Brief History - Paronella Park tells the amazing story of one man with an incredible dream. The book, The Spanish Dreamer, is a detailed account, but there is a brief version of the story available to read online.
Flora and Fauna - You will discover a vast range of plant and animal life at Paronella Park. We are always adding to this list as new species are discovered in and around the park.
Architecture and Restoration -Paronella Park is home to a number of heritage structures. Thankfully due to the popularity of Paronella Park, we are able to preserve and restore the Park privately.
Let multi award-winning Coral Princess Cruises introduce you to Australia's most famous natural wonder - the Great Barrier Reef. With 30 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for cruising excellence, their exclusive itineraries introduce the very best of the Great Barrier Reef and tropical islands in total comfort and unmatched style.
They aim to show you the hidden jewels of the Great Barrier Reef - the reef, ancient rainforest and secluded tropical islands most visitors never see. Exclusive reef moorings mean you won't be surrounded by hundreds of other reef visitors, and their small ships accommodate a maximum of 50 guests, ensuring an intimate and personalised experience.
The beauty of a Coral Princess Cruise is that you can be as adventurous - or as relaxed - as you please. Explore remote coral cays, deserted but for a myriad of colourful tropical fish, peaceful tropical islands and primordial rainforests well beyond the reach of most visitors, or simply relax on the sun deck, in the open-bridge or spa as they cruise serenely through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery Australia has to offer. The choice is yours!
With Great Adventures you can explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on any day of your holiday, be it from the spacious reef platform or at the tropical reef and rainforest surrounds of Green Island. Great Adventures' modern high speed catamarans depart from Cairns daily.
Outer Reef Cruises: Guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike can experience this World Heritage environment from the spacious reef activity platform. Snorkel and dive amongst beautiful coral gardens, or if you choose to stay dry, you can still embrace the natural wonderland below in the underwater observatory, or from the comfort of the semi-submersible. For the ultimate reef and island experience in one day, Great Adventures offers the choice of combining the Outer Reef cruise with a two hour stopover on Green Island.
Green Island Cruises: For a tropical island adventure, beautiful Green Island offers the unique opportunity for a combined reef and rainforest experience. On a Great Adventures fast cat, you'll be there in just 45 minutes and with three departures daily, it's perfect for a full or half day tour.
Ocean Spirit Cruises began operations over 25 years ago when established by a local couple from Cairns.
In May 1995, the company was sold to Macro Corporation Limited, a public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
In October 2011, Ocean Spirit Cruises was again sold to Australian Cruise Group - a leading Sydney Harbour based tourism business specialising in online marketing, inbound marketing and strategic consultation.
Australian Cruise Group also operates two major scheduled cruise brands, Magistic Cruises and Sydney Showboats - Market leaders in restaurant quality lunch and dinner cruises on the harbour.
Under the new guidance and control of Australian Cruise Group, Ocean Spirit Cruises is looking forward to a fresh start and bright future where we can continue to educate people about our magnificent reef and provide exceptional quality experiences to all of our guests.
Ocean Spirit Cruises prides itself on its commitment to environmentally sustainable tourism and the development of 100% satisfied guests all of the time. Through the employment of qualified Marine Biologists, we endeavour to provide our guests education through enjoyment, while at the same time contributing actively to conserving the environment.
Today’s Bungy Jumping is an adrenalin fueled activity that sees thousands of people pushing personal limits and defying gravity all around the world. Over the past 22 years, the AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping empire has gone from strength to strength. The first site in New Zealand, a 43 metre historic bridge over glacial waters in Queenstown in 1988 proved the popularity of the extreme sport. Now, with sites in Cairns- Australia, Macau- China, Normandie- France, Auckland and Queenstown -New Zealand and many more in the pipeline, AJ Hackett’s group of companies offer personal challenges worldwide like no other.
Bungy Jumping was brought to the world’s attention in 1987 when AJ jumped 110 meters from the Eiffel Tower. Although questionable tactics were taken to perform this jump, the attention from local authorities and media made AJ Hackett and Bungy Jumping legendary across the globe!! This world famous event, the beginning of Bungy and the AJ Hackett story is told in Jump Start AJ’s Autobiography.
Cairns Central Shopping Centre is located in the Cairns City, is open seven days and has over 180 specialty stores, plus Myer and Target department stores, Coles and BI-LO supermarkets, Birch, Carroll and Coyle six-screen Cinema complex and an International Food Court. The centre boasts a great range of services including: travel agencies, banking, hair and beauty, medical centre, dentist, chiropractor, Internet access and Post Office.
The Centre is the destination for fashion in North Queensland and boasts a fabulous range of stores with brands such as: Pandora Jewellery, Country Road, RM Williams, Jag, Dotti, Bardot, Sportsgirl, Universal Store, Colette, L'Occitane, Esprit, Forever New plus many more.
If you're hungry, why not pop into the Sushi Train for a taste of Japanese, or perhaps authentic Italian at Tosca's is your style, or grab a coffee and a bite to eat at one of the centre's many café's. The food court is handy for a quick meal with over 15 food outlets to choose from including: Sumo Salad, Noodle Box, McDonalds, Hungry Jacks, KFC and Subway.
Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen and only accessible by boat. M.V. Crocodile Explorer is a comfortable air-conditioned vessel taking visitors along Trinity Inlet on this scenic nature cruise. With waterways winding through a 300 square kilometre maze of mangroves, expect rich diverse wildlife, stunning scenery and a relaxing cruise with informative commentary from their crew. This is the saltwater crocodile's natural habitat - with a chance to spot them basking on the muddy banks, particularly in the cooler months.
Come and experience the passion of the Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours team. Enjoy first class service with that friendly Aussie touch. The choice of a luxury high speed 20 metre CAT - Ocean Freedom to two stunning locations - Upolu Cay and Wonder Wall on the outer edge of Upolu Reef or a beautiful 16 metre sailing vessel Ocean Free to the famous Green Island and Reef. These are two extremely personal tours carrying low passenger numbers offering more of a day out with family and friends than a commercial tour.
Ocean Freedom tour offers six hours on the reef and Cay due to its high speed while Ocean Free tour offers four and a half hours to explore the reef and island with also a great sailing experience and only 25 guests. For the discerning traveller wanting a friendly personal reef experience Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours is a must do whether choosing the more luxurious Ocean Freedom or the adventurous Ocean Free. You won't be disappointed.
The most unique way to experience the majestic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is with Cairns Seaplanes.
Taking off from Trinity Inlet in the heart of Cairns, behold the awe-inspiring views of Tropical North Queensland’s coastline before flying over one of the world’s seven natural wonders comprising of turquoise waters, coral gardens and an abundance of marine life.
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of naturally formed Sandy Cays and the surrounding reefs followed by a relaxing beach picnic or opt for a rock star arrival into Green Island as you land on the water and spend the day exploring the resort at your leisure.
The new Cairns ZOOm is the world's first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife immersion exhibit, It consists of 65 elements of crossings and ziplines. Each element is designed and named after Australian wildlife, allowing visitors to interact and be educated about the native fauna.
Mid-ZOOm - At an easier level of difficulty, suitable for beginners and young people. Must be over 120 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.
Hi-ZOOm - At a greater level of difficulty, consisting of more complex crossings and ziplines for the more adventurous, featuring three ziplines - one of which where you dangle over Goliath the croc!
Must be over 140 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.
PowerJump - This enthralling component is a freefall adventure, where you jump off a 13 metre high tower to make a rapid descent, with a fan device ensuring a gentle and smooth landing. Must be over 140 centimetres tall and less than 120 kilograms.
The Great Barrier Reef is on the top of the list for visitors to Tropical North Queensland, Australia. It is little wonder as there is such an abundance of underwater reef teeming with brilliantly coloured corals and an infinite number of vibrant tropical fish, making it the ideal destination for warm water Great Barrier Reef diving or snorkelling. Diving or snorkelling with Deep Sea Divers Den is the right choice for visiting the Great Barrier Reef.
Deep Sea Divers Den has operated from Cairns, Australia for over 30 years, making them not only the largest but also one of the longest established Cairns diving and snorkelling companies in the area. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced Diver or Snorkeller, your safety and enjoyment is on the top of their list when you visit the Great Barrier Reef with them.
At DFO Cairns, you can buy all your favourite brands without the big price tag, in an accessible location and with ample free parking.
Since opening in 2008, the people of Cairns have really embraced the concept and the centre is now home to a stack of leading brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Oroton, Quiksilver, Skechers, Williams Outlet and Guess; all up to 70% OFF original retail prices.
Stores at DFO can heavily discount as they offer discontinued lines, previous season's stock, current end of season lines and special purchases.
The centre also has a fully appointed food court and a wide range of services including a beauty salon, post office, pharmacy, newsagent, bank and Coles Supermarket.
Down Under Cruise and Dive operate a large, modern, sleek vessel, cruising at high speed, providing a superior and comfortable ride in nearly all weather conditions. Professional, friendly and attentive staff ensure a safe and enjoyable, fun-filled experience. The reef locations have been carefully selected for the clarity of the water and the abundance and diversity of marine life. Every moment spent exploring the magnificent array of colourful coral formations and swimming with the brilliant coloured fish is one of discovery, often exciting, sometimes breathtaking, with unforgettable memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. Visiting two spectacular outer reef sites in one day you will spend maximum time in the water and minimum time travelling. Great for all ages!
Barbecue lunch, glass bottom boat tour, snorkelling equipment and tuition and onboard entertainment included in standard reef tour. Extra Diving and Helicopter options available onboard.
With so much to see in the magnificent Tropical North Queensland region, Down Under Tours offers a variety of options to suit every taste.
Choose from a huge selection of Cairns day tours and charter services to the Kuranda Scenic Railway, the Atherton Tablelands, Tjapukai Cultural Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Mossman Gorge, Clohesy River, Daintree River and Cape Tribulation tours - even the great Australian Outback!
Join a day of discovery to the Atherton Tablelands with amazing food and wine experiences. Sample tasty treat, visit family farms and follow the food journey from paddock to plate ! All combined with sightseeing to the wet and dry tropics of Far North Queensland.
Travel off the beaten track, tour coffee and macadamia plantations, taste tropical fruit wines, and visit a cheese and chocolate factory. Experience exotic tastes and uncover secrets the locals don't know.
Cross dry plains, red soils, rolling hills, and explore World Heritage, Wet Tropics Rainforest. Visit Atherton, Mareeba, the Curtain Fig and Lake Barrine.
GBR Helicopters is the one of the largest and most experienced Cairns helicopter charter companies!
GBR Helicopters is the leading rotary aviation company in North Queensland, with a reputation for excellence and an unrivalled safety record in the delivery of helicopter services across the following industry sectors:
Since 1996, GBR Helicopters has been prioviding daily helicopter tourism services to cruise operators at the Great Barrier Reef. We are the only helicopter operator to provide an exclusive, contracted daily service to the four major Great Barrier Reef day tour operators – Great Adventures (GreenIsland, Norman and Moore Reef), Quicksilver Connections (Agincourt Reef), Reef Magic Cruises (Moore Reef) and Sunlover Reef Cruises (Moore Reef).
The company’s commercial operations commenced in the late 90’s with the provision of Marine Pilot transfer services to Rio Tinto vessels. GBR Helicopters has since expanded significantly in the commercial field and now provides services to major organisations including Telstra, BHP Billiton, Ergon Energy, the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and a range of other State and Federal Government departments/agencies.
GBR Helicopters are also recognised specialists in the film and television market. Our pilots have the highest hours in the Australian industry filming with Wescam, Spacecam, Tyler and Cineflex camera mount systems.
GBR Helicopters employs approximately 50 staff. The company’s headquarters and licensed maintenance facility are located on the General Aviation precinct of Cairns Airport. The company also operates out of bases in the Cairns CBD, Port Douglas & Horn Island in the Torres Straits.
Heli Charters Australia offers the most exhilarating aerial tours in North Queensland. With the best of the Tropical North at their doorstep, they have the destination, passion and experience to showcase the most amazing sights and scenery in the region.
Journey with them on their Heli plus Reef Trip packages, U Fly - exhilarating opportunity to Fly Your Own helicopter with an instructor, Fantasy Flight - escape for a Picnic and Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef on a secluded Sand Cay, Scenic Flights - appreciate the beauty of the Reef and Rainforest from above, Cairns in a Day - their packages let you choose Your Own Adventure; Kuranda Rail/Skyrail, Skydive, Bungy or ATV/Horse riding combined with a Heli flight over the reef to join Down Under Cruises for an afternoon of snorkelling or diving
Live the folklore and romance of yesterday’s Australia in every piece of the eye-opening collection at Herberton Historic Village, and entire village of shops and stores recreated as they were over 100 years ago. Sit in the old schoolhouse. Stand at the bar of the antique pub. Enjoy a cuppa or a latte in the Bakerville Tearooms.
The award-winning Herberton Historic Village is more than a vintage precinct – it’s a tangible buzz of things past. The collection currently features over 50 original buildings with intact interior displays, original machinery and vehicles, plus thousands of antique items and period memorabilia. It is regarded as the most significant ever assembled in Queensland, and offers unlimited opportunities for amazing photography.
Today, the Village is a philanthropic project by and Australian couple, Connie and Craig Kimberley, whose passion has restored it to the rightful place in heritage history. Herberton Historic Village is located just outside the township of Herberton high on the Atherton Tablelands, about 90 minutes drive from Cairns. Bring your camera, photography is encouraged.
Did you know that Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is one of the best places in the world to go ballooning? This is the ultimate scenic experience in the tropics! Balloon rides take off every day and are a must do and truly, one of Australia's best kept secrets. So come flying, daily from Cairns and Palm Cove and Cairns beaches, this is Australia's biggest fleet of balloons where it's just like a balloon festival everyday!
Start your day by watching the sun rise over the rolling hills of the majestic Atherton Tablelands then experience your first balloon ride. Enjoy the 360 degree panorama, before coming gently back to earth. Afterwards, there's pack up games, see the photos for sale taken on the morning, in-flight and personal portraits, then drive back through spectacular rainforest, door to door transfers included or choose to connect after ballooning to Kuranda or the Great Barrier Reef. Whichever way, start your day in Cairns on a high, with a Cairns balloon ride.
International Coaches & Tours is a locally owned and operated chauffeur-drive company based in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia. We have delivered first-class, personalized transport services for over fourteen years. Our Managing Director, Ray McIlwain, has over 50 years’ local experience and knowledge of our region. Ray’s well-known, personable style is widely sought after by clients throughout the world. Passengers are instantly relaxed and assured of receiving the best professional and personal attention.
Cairns Coach & Bus Charters
We offer Mini Buses, Coaches, Tour Guides, Airport Transfers, Weddings, Tailor Made Tours, Professional, Personalized Charter Bus Service.
We can offer transfers, private charters and tours in either:
We recognise how important it is that clients’ and passengers’ needs are meet promptly and efficiently. We are based 3min from the airport and 5min from the city.
Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail Tour #1
Transfer to Railway Station to board the Kuranda Train, travelling up the Kuranda Range stopping at the Barron Falls and continue on to Kuranda Station.
A short walk from the station to the village where you can enjoy a day’s shopping at the markets or maybe explore Kuranda Bird-world, Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala Gardens.
Stroll down to Skyrail and board Skyrail back to Caravonica where we will meet you at 12:15, 2:00,
3:00, 4:00pm for your transfer back to your accommodation or airport. (Luggage stored at our office).
Pick-ups from 7.45am to 9.10 am daily. Return by 2.00pm (earliest) - 5.00pm (times are flexible)
Prices include: Transfers from/to accommodation or airport. - Kuranda Scenic Train Journey. -
Self-Drive Kuranda Scenic Train & Skyrail
Drive your car to Skyrail Caravonica, park your car until we pick you up. We will transfer you to the train for your scenic trip to Kuranda. Board Skyrail for your trip down to Caravonica where your car is parked, then drive away.
The Big 2
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Skyrail
Tjapukai is the most awarded aboriginal cultural park in Queensland. Here you will enjoy a morning of entertainment including a live theatre performance watching traditional dance. After exploring the park it is only a short stroll to Skyrail where you will board your gondola. You will gently glide just metres above the breathtakingly beautiful world heritage rainforest. In Kuranda you will have free time to roam the market village before being returned to your accommodation or the airport with your luggage.
8am depart Palm Cove 8.30 depart Cairns, 11.30 Skyrail 12.30 free time in Kuranda. Meet the International Coach in front of the Butterfly Sanctuary at 1pm; 2pm or 3pm
* Lunch at Tjapukai is an optional extra.
Hummer Night Adventure
Bushland Aussie BBQ & Billy Tea
Pick up and transfer to the Hummer site (cattle farm) in Kuranda. There you will arrive in the rugged untouched bushland on the outskirts of Kuranda and settle in for a BBQ by the Camp Fire. Try some BBQ Kangaroo Sausages, roast some marshmallows, share stories and enjoy the Aussie outback life style with some Billy Tea.
The Hummer Tour in Rainforest and Farmland
Then the adventure begins: boarding the almighty American Military H1 Hummer. You are rushed into the rainforest, crossing the creek while experiencing the strength of this high performance, off road, all-terrain vehicle driven by your experienced driver / guide.
After the Hummer tour, we then travel through the Tablelands to Granite Gorge. Here we are met by the ever friendly little Wallaby, the smallest species of kangaroo-Rock Wallaby in Australia. The wallabies are so friendly they will eat out of your hands! (Food is provided.) If you are lucky you may even see the Wallaby mother with a small Joey in her pouch. Star gaze and explore the skies, including the famous Southern Cross.
NIGHT TOUR ITINERARY
18:00 Hotel pick-ups
19:15 Enjoy camp fire BBQ
19:40 Join a rough and exciting thrill Hummer ride at night.
21:15 Wild Rock Wallaby feeding and star gaze
22:30 Arrive back at your hotel.
*Pick up / return transfer from/to hotels in Cairns City, Northern Beaches and Cairns Airport
BOOKING CONDITIONS & INFORMATION:
*Price includes GST & Kuranda Tourism Levy. Valid to 31/03/17.
*Where indicated, the children’s discount applies to ages 4-14 years inclusive. Infants 3 and under travel for free if nursed but cannot take the Hummer riding.
*All tours operate Monday - Friday except 25th December, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
*Tours subject to weather, access and availability.
*Minimum of 4 people for the tour to operate.
*CANCELLATIONS - Please notify us of any cancellations 24hours before tour departure time for full refund.
Want to experience the adrenaline charged rush of a tandem skydive whilst jumping over some of the most incredible scenery this country has to offer? Skydive at one of your locations: Jump the Beach Mission Beach, Jump the Beach Brisbane, Skydive Cairns.
At Jump the Beach offer Mission Beach - jump over the Great Barrier Reef and tropical islands, landing on Mission Beach.
Jump the Beach Brisbane - Flight over Brisbane, Moreton Island, and Glass Mountains, landing on beautiful Suttons Beach. Includes lunch at Outback Jacks voucher and celebratory drink.
Skydive Cairns - experience up to one minute free fall from 14,000 feet with spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef, Tropical Rainforest and Cairns, when under canopy. Skydiving is fun, is affordable and it's easy.
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions are proud of their reputation for exceptional diving and extraordinary service. It is their attention to detail that sets them apart. Spoilsport’s specially designed itineraries provide more diving and more relaxed diving. Quickly you will notice there is no rush or limit placed on your dive time. You benefit from the industry’s best trained and qualified staff. Seven of the 11 person crew are dive masters or instructors.
The three night ‘Fly Dive Cod Hole’ expedition departs Cairns every Monday and offers prime Ribbon Reef dive sites which suit every type of diver. The four night ‘Fly Dive Coral Sea’ expedition departs Cairns every Thursday and is geared towards the more adventurous diver and offers great diving in the remote Coral Sea. Both departures include a spectacular low-level reef flight just 180 metres above the Great Barrier Reef. The seven night ‘Coral Sea Safari’ expedition provides a combination of both three and four night expeditions and offers you the best Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea diving with no repeat dive sites except the world famous Cod Hole.
Murdering Point Winery is unique in every sense; the name, the unmatched range of exotic tropical wines, the location and the passion that drives the owners to accept only the best as demonstrated by the awards won annually, through the use of traditional wine making methods and modern technology.
In addition to the tropical fruit wines such as lychee, mango, jaboticaba, and passionfruit, Murdering Point produces wines of outstanding quality from Australian Bush Tucker fruits such as the Davidson Plum, and the native berry, Lemon Aspen. The Winery is also home to \\\\"The Point\\\\" port and the heavenly \\\\"White Devil\\\\" port, and the \\\\"Black Devil\\\\", a unique blend of black sapote and cognac, Mocha Cream and Choc Mint Cream.
Murdering Point Winery is open seven days from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Visitors are invited to enjoy free tastings and to learn the history of the region in the unpretentious surroundings of the cellar door and tropical landscaped gardens.
The Ochre is recognised both nationally and internationally as one of the most innovative modern Australian restaurants not only in Cairns, but Australia. Formerly Red Ochre Grill.
Ochre restaurant offers a broad range of dining experiences to suit the varied markets of the tourism industry. Offering alternatives for both group and FIT clients, the Ochre wishes to grow its reputation and service’s to the tourism, conference and hospitality industry within Australia.
Craig Squire, renowned Australian chef, and owner of Ochre Restaurant aims to provide the visitor with the previously ‘missing link’ in the Australian experience, food. They specialise in Sustainable Australian Regional Produce where local produce equals low impact.
Over the last 14 years the Ochre has grown to be considered “a must” when visiting Cairns. Outstanding and unique menus feature over 30 different native foods and the best of local and national produce, offering visitors and locals the opportunity to experience creative native Australian cuisine using an abundance of fresh local seafood, meats, fruits and nuts.
Enjoy the spectacular elevated setting overlooking both the Coral Sea and the steep rainforest-clad mountains that hug the coastline to Port Douglas. Let nature take centre stage while you enjoy the likes of coconut-crusted prawns served with a kaffir lime coconut relish and a green papaw Vietnamese mint salad sprinkled with cashew nut brittle.
Linger with a coffee in the elegantly casual surrounds to catch up on your emails with the free wifi, ask the friendly staff to identify the birds that share your tree-top position or indulge with sundowners at the end of a leisurely day in the tropics.
Pandanus Gallery is nationally and internationally recognised as showcasing a unique range of high quality Aboriginal and Torres Straits Art from across most of the Australian continent.
They specialise in: superb works on canvas both extremely large in size to small collectable gems, many by Australia's 50 top artists; a small but superb collection of vintage bark painting by significant known artists; a large range of limited edition lithographs, screenprints, etchings and other works on paper; unique vintage and antique Aboriginal artifacts, sculptures and jewellery.
Their curatorial policy is to present works by Aboriginal artists committed to the genuine communication of their ancient culture through art. The work mostly comes from Aboriginal owned Art Co-Operatives.
Pandanus Gallery stock over 800 catalogued artworks from over 300 artists for investors, collectors or those interested in this iconic style.
Pro Dive Cairns is Australia's Premier PADI Dive School as well as a leading outer reef liveaboard dive trip operator. Since 1983 they have developed an international reputation for quality, professionalism, safety and value. They specialise in dive courses, three day dive trips, retail sales of dive, snorkel and water sports equipment. Dive courses are conducted at their modern training centre with Cairns' deepest diver training pool and their three multi-million dollar dive boats are the only purpose built outer reef liveaboards in the area that can travel around from reef to reef. Dive courses and liveaboard trips commence six times a week to add flexibility to your itinerary.
Training Centre & Office
Address: 116 Spence St, Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4031 5255
Fax: (07) 4044 9955
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 0700 - 1800
Address: Cnr Grafton & Shields St, Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 4031 6681
Fax: (07) 4051 6194
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 1000 - 1900
Raging Thunder Adventures is the largest adventure company in Australia. They have a reputation for excellence and have established themselves as a World Leader in Adventure Tourism.
Raging Thunder Adventures pioneered rafting in Queensland, Australia in 1984. Since then they have expanded their product range to include a series of adventure tours suitable for all levels of excitement including White Water Rafting on the Tully and Barron Rivers, Sea Kayaking, Hot Air ballooning. They also have a range of extended packages suitable for the independent traveller. These packages incorporate tours throughout Northern Queensland.
The World Heritage listed, wet tropical rainforest is our work bench. Their guides are trained to leave nothing but a footprint and take nothing but photos. The mood of their trips is informal; the emphasis is on team work and sharing. The pioneering of their tours and equipment, safety procedures, and highly trained adventure guides, have made Raging Thunder Adventures the leaders in Adventure Tourism.
If you only visit the Great Barrier Reef once you will want to see it at it’s best!
Reef Magic Cruises has exclusive access to a stunning coral reef location selected for it’s superior water clarity, coral quality and overall diversity of marine life.
Depart direct from Cairns on a fast, stable catamaran providing a smoother ride and reduced travel time, leaving more of your day to experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. Unique to Reef Magic Cruises, our modern fast catamarans are never filled to capacity ensuring unmatched space, comfort & attentive service.
The all-weather Marine World platform caters for all activity levels. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, go scuba diving (no experience necessary) or join our Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel safari.
Not a confident swimmer? then stay dry and view the reef from the semi-submersible reef viewer, glass bottom boat or underwater observatory, try a Helmet Dive for a scuba-style experience without getting your hair wet, or soar above it all on a spectacular Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight. With 5 hours at the reef there is time to do it all.
If simply relaxing & soaking up the tropical warmth is more your style then take time out on our spacious sundeck where you will also find the regions only reef-based massage therapist. Best of all when traveling with Reef Magic Cruises you benefit from the expert local knowledge of a Cairns family owned company and the friendly Australian atmosphere for which we are renowned.We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
Tropical North Queensland is renowned for Reef and Rainforest and the most exciting and fun way to discover this pristine rainforest is white water rafting.
RnR White Water Rafting, based in Cairns, is renowned as Australia’s white water rafting specialists, with over 20 years experience in Tropical North Queensland. RnR has established a reputation synonymous with safety, service and, above all, fun. Rafting in North Queensland has the advantage of tropical water temperatures and ease of access to complement breathtaking scenery and rapids.
Experience the thrills and excitement of white water rafting through World Heritage Rainforest and magnificent gorges of the Barron and Tully Rivers in North Queensland. Their half day Barron River Rafting experience is great if you are limited for time or can be combined with other activities to maximise your day. The world famous Tully River provides the most exciting day anyone could ask for. Hone your rafting skills on foaming white water traversing through World Heritage listed rainforest, numerous waterfalls and basalt formations. Enjoy an Aussie barbecue lunch riverside and relive the fun and excitement of the day on DVD at Rafters Cafe over a cold beer with some newly found friends.
Seastar Cruises is the only limited number outer reef cruise, with a maximum 35 guests that departs Cairns daily. Seastar Cruises is the first to arrive travelling just over an hour to the calm waters in the pristine wilderness of Michaelmas Cay. For two and a half hours you can snorkel, dive, walk on the island or just laze around. Birdwatchers can take pleasure in the nesting terns on Michaelmas Cay. Seastar's mooring is so close you can swim from the boat to the island or if you prefer not to get wet, take the ferry to the beach. See brilliant white coral sands, the closest, with its colourful reef fish, is only steps away into the shallow water.
A hot lunch is served while making the short trip to the magnificent Outer Reef of Hastings Reef.
For another two and a half hours enjoy the colourful deep water canyons and cave swim through walls of coral and the myriads of colourful fish of this delightful reef.
A very different reef to that of Michaelmas Cay. Join the guided snorkel tours or go exploring with a friend but you can always stay dry in the Glass bottom boat.
Especially for those who might not want to or might not be able to participate in scuba diving or snorkelling, Seawalker @ Green Island is an underwater experience the whole family can enjoy. It is a fully guided underwater experience where your face stays dry and you walk underwater on the sea floor (not on an artificial platform) surrounded by fish and marine life at the beautiful coral garden.
It's a low stress, fun, underwater activity that provides a natural experience at Green Island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef - up close and personal. Seawalker @ Green Island is quick, easy, and there's no need to learn how to use complicated equipment. No experience is needed, and because you walk on the sea floor, it's perfect for non-swimmers or anyone else who might not be confident in water!
Small World Journeys is the eco-tour company of Cairns.
Join a small group (ten guests maximum) on an eight day journey--perfect for solo travellers--led by a naturalist guide. Nature experiences, adventure and culture combine with unique lodging and exceptional cuisine on these set departures.
Alternatively, they can tailor an Independent Journey around your own dates and budget. These customised trips offer the best of the Cairns region—reef, rainforest and outback—while travelling in an ecologically responsible and comfortable style.
Educational groups are particularly well catered for - they find service projects, cultural interactions and learning opportunities that students and teachers love. Think marine biology, rainforest ecology, and indigenous culture in a fun, affordable package.
How are they eco-friendly? They pay Sustainable Travel International to offset the carbon emissions from all their trips, and support locally-owned businesses to keep income in the community. Trips focus on education and low-impact travel. Small World Journeys also donate to environmental and indigenous groups, and with help from the Australian Rainforest Foundation, a 25-metre rainforest square in adopted in the names of their guests.
The tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef harbour an ecosystem rich in marine diversity and exquisite natural beauty. Join Spirit of Freedom for your choice of a three, four, or seven night expedition to world renowned diving destinations of the Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs, and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.
These unique ecosystems showcase an amazing diversity from picturesque coral gardens crowned with delicate anemones and colourful reef fish to the 1,000 metre walls of the volcanic atolls of the Coral Sea, home territory for reef sharks, whalers, schooling hammerheads, mantas, schools of barracuda and mackerel, and massive red and yellow soft corals.
Spirit of Freedom is one of Australia's most comfortably appointed live-aboard dive vessels, with three decks of living space, generous cabins with private bathroom, and all the amenities of a hotel, complimented by first class meals and outstanding service. Departing out of Cairns every Monday, the seven day expeditions offer a combination of the best sites on the Ribbon Reefs and also Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. Shorter three or four day itineraries are also available, including a flight into or out of Lizard Island to start or end your tour.
The complex boasts one of Australia's finest boutique Casinos, a multitude of dining experiences and bars, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, elite entertainment in Vertigo, the largest indoor LED screen in QLD in the newly refurbished Casino Sports Arena, 320 on site undercover car parks plus the luxurious five star Pullman Reef Hotel Casino with 128 beautifully appointed rooms.
We have an exciting range of table games including Blackjack, Roulette, Mini / Midi Baccarat, Reef Routine, Paradise Pontoon, Sic-Bo, Rapid Roulette and the Money Wheel. The Casino holds over 500 state of the art gaming machines plus a TAB Mega Wall and dedicated Keno Lounge for your enjoyment. We also have fantastic promotions running seven days a week.
The Reef Hotel Casino features two main bars and designated outdoor smoking areas. You can view all the latest sporting action from around the world on any of the various big screens situated around the Casino.
at The Reef Hotel Casino and experience the excitement and fun of Australia’s finest boutique Casino.
at Pullman Reef Hotel Casino - the most prestigious accommodation. Combining all the elements necessary to 'Check In and Chill Out'.
in one of 4 restaurants. All located within The Reef Hotel Casino complex.
Tropic Wings Coach Tours offers full day touring programs to Kuranda, including Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Rainforestation Nature Park and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cape Tribulation and Daintree. Extended tours to Cape Tribulation and Daintree are available. Their fleet of coaches are available for day and extended charters, for groups of all sizes. Coaches are also available for airport, dinner and function transfers. Incentives, conventions and conferences are a specialty and expertly handled by their dedicated Groups and Charters department. Tropic Wings Coach Tours are the largest and longest established coach touring company in Cairns.
They are 100 per cent Australian, locally owned and operated, with a fleet of touring coaches and mini coaches plus knowledgeable staff and drivers.
Tropical Horizons Tours was first established in 1988 and is a recognised leader in quality tours in Tropical North Queensland. Their tour itineraries have been specifically designed over the years to cater particularly for small, personalised groups with a maximum 21 seats per coach. Their drivers/guides have also been handpicked to provide you with an in-depth understanding of what you will be experiencing on their tours in the tropical wonderland of Far North Queensland, as well as their first rate driving skills.
All venues visited allow ample time to explore the attractions. With them, you will begin to appreciate the local knowledge, the flora, the fauna, the out of the way places, the history of the early settlers to the region and most importantly the Aboriginal culture that has existed for centuries and still exists today. With Tropical Horizons you will experience a number of high quality attractions like Skybury, The Australian Coffee Centre, Hartley's Creek Crocodile Adventures, Daintree River Wildlife Cruise, Mungalli Falls, Ma Mu Rainforest Canopy Walkway, Paronella Park, Historic and Cultural Gardens and Cairns Tropical Zoo
Cairns Cultural Place After much anticipation and excitement the Cultural Place Is now open. Having opened its doors in Mid October 2012. This is an amazing opportunity for the public to experience many aspects of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait culture. The Cultural Place has a Restaurant and Dining area with a performance area it can seat in excess of 150 people. The perfomances of dance and song show case the Torres Strait traditions.
The Dinner and Dance Show menu is quite extensive and features a three coarse menu with dishes such as Bush Pepper Marinated Sirloin Steak, Banana leaf and lemon wrapped Barramundi and Lemon Murtle Seasoned Kangaroo Kebabs. The cost for the Dinner and Dance Show is $69 for Adults and $34 for Children under 14.
Welcome to the Cairns ultimate outdoor motorsport centre where the adrenaline races through your body as you complete a minefield of hairpin turns, uphill climbs and cambered corners.
Our 450 metre outdoor circuit is designed to be Australia's most fun and exciting kart track. Operating seven day's a week we offer night racing, weekly leagues, racing tuition, private functions, corporate nights as well as birthday and Christmas parties. We cater for novice to experienced drivers, ranging from eleven to eighty years of age.